Sunday is St. Patrick's Day! I hope you wear your green so you don't get pinched. Have you ever wondered where that came from? Have you ever wondered what jobs leprechauns have or why they chose a three-leaf clover instead of a four-leaf clover?

Here are some fun St. Patrick's Day facts you may not have known:

1. Why do people not wearing green get pinched?

According to folklore if you weren't wearing green you were visible to leprechauns and they could come by and pinch you. So people kept up the legend and started pinching people who didn't wear green.

2. Why a three-leaf plant instead of a four-leaf clover?

The three-leaf clover represents the Holy Trinity and they used it as a way of teaching Christianity when it was first brought to Ireland.

4. What do leprechauns do?

According to folklore leprechauns were shoemakers.

5. Snakes!

Legend has it that leprechauns would drive away snakes.

Leprechaun sign for st patricks day render 3d

6. What Irish greeting is associated with St. Patrick's Day?

Top of the morning to ya!

7. There are 10 U.S. cities named Dublin!

The largest one is in California and as we all know Dublin, Texas, is the birthplace of Dr. Pepper.

8. Which U.S. city has the largest Irish population?

Boston, Massachusetts has the largest Irish ancestry population with 22.8% followed by Pittsburg and Philadelphia.

9. What are traditional Irish foods eaten on St. Patrick's Day?

40% like corned beef and cabbage, 28% might have fish and chips, 27% would do corned beef on rye,  and 24% are into having a Reuben sandwich.

corned beef and cabbage

10. What is the oldest Irish Pub?

Sean's Bar in Westmeath. It's said that the bar was first opened in 900 AD.

These are just a few fun facts about St. Patrick's Day! I hope you enjoyed them. Remember to wear your green and be safe if you are celebrating this weekend.



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